Overview of eye cancer
Eye cancer is when cells start to abnormally grow in the eye (on the surface, on the iris, or within the retina) or in the skin around the eye (the eyelid). This is a rare cancer and calls for an eye cancer specialist.
Eye cancer treatment
Preservation of sight is an important consideration when thinking about different treatment options for cancer of the eye. Your doctor will be able to provide you with the necessary information you need to make an informed decision about which treatment plan to use.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of eye cancer, and personal preferences. Eye cancer treatment options may include:
- Radiation therapy
- Pain management
- Clinical trials (when appropriate)